Book Reviews of Great Lion of God

Great Lion of God
Great Lion of God
Author: Taylor Caldwell
ISBN-13: 9780449240960
ISBN-10: 0449240967
Publication Date: 2/12/1982
Pages: 704
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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A Biblical Novel
"Great Lion Of God" is a novel based on the life of St. Paul, with the emphasis on "novel." I have become accustomed to books which try to place the reader into the Biblical world of the featured character. This book makes an effort, but without the research necessary to bring it off. "Great Lion Of God" does remind the reader that St. Paul was a member of a family, had friends and a place in the Jewish world. So long as the reader reminds himself that this is fiction, he is in for an entertaining read.

Redundant and Tiresome
I got through about 250 pages before I finally became discouraged. The constant preaching of the tone of the book is tiresome as if the feels that the reader will not see her point without constant preaching. I wanted to read about St. Paul, but I will look elsewhere.

While I enjoy a good, long story, this book should be condensed by at least 50%. Obviously, it appealed to a number of reviewers, so I would suggest reading 100 pages. If you are not into the book, put it down. It does not get better and is not for you.
Great Novel for our Time! Deserves a reprint...
I read Great Lion of God in High Schoolover 10 years ago and reread it recently because I could not forget the bright, powerful and adventurous world that Taylor Caldwell described so vividly. I wasn't disappointed. However, I will warn you... This book is heavy. If you can make yourself get through the first 50 pages (she sets up her characters well), you won't be able to put it down.
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About Paul of Tarsus.
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A novelized account of the lie of Saint Paul
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The wonderful story of Saint Paul - a true believer.
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Great story of the Apostle Paul's life with wonderful details about life and philosophies during his life. Definitely Catholic in view.